Tara Weatherly (a.k.a. “La Tarara”) began exploring flamenco in 2001 by taking classes at Anda Flamenco in Minneapolis and very quickly became addicted to the complex rhythms and fiery footwork. In 2004 she and three wonderful friends formed Sendero Flamenco and began performing at venues, parties and events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Intrigued by the athletic, graceful and unique style of Osaka born flamenco dancer/choreographer Sachiko, Tara began taking private instruction from her for several years and continues to study with her often. She also studies various fitness and dance disciplines along with flamenco to broaden her movement repertoire.
Tara created Studio Sendero in 2010 and then moved into its location in the JAX Building in Lowertown St. Paul in October 2011. She especially enjoys collaborating with artists of other disciplines to create unique works. Her teaching credits include various intensive workshops, Ballet Minnesota’s Summer Camp, along with weekly classes. Creating choreographies for budding dancers has become one of her favorite jobs.